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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #110097: Exclamatives: 2
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Speaking | Exclamative sentences! [Change theme]
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    Exclamatives: 2


    Let's go on studying exclamations ...The exclamatory sentences modifying a noun  are a little more complicated and require some thinking.  They are built with  WHAT and SUCH:

     

    1) Constructions with WHAT:

     

    a) Countable nouns are preceded by the indefinite article : (Pay attention to the word order: in English, you shoud never reverse the subject/verb in exclamatory sentences).

    -  What a wonderful car your father has! 

    You may omit the subject and the verb too.

    -  What a marvel! (= What a marvel it is!)

     

    In the plural, the noun obviously won't have an indefinite article!

    -  What fashionable swim suits you have, girls!

     

      A few exceptions: a few uncountables are built with the indefinite  article:

    - What a pity ! What a shame ! 

    - What a mess! Tidy up your room, immediately !

    - What a nuisance ! We'll have to walk there! 

     

     

                                                                     

    2) Constructions with SUCH: corresponding to the noun to what SO is for the adjective.

    Exceptions are the same as for WHAT.

    -  It's such a nice beach! 

    - They're such cute kids! 

    -  It's such a pity!

    -  She has such a sense of humour! 

     

    The second step is reached... You can take the test, now! It will be easy, as, in a desire to go progressively, I will suggest only what was explained in the lesson. The mix of all the different possibilities will be for the following exercise!   

     

     

                                                         





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    1. It's hot day, today that we're going to spend it at the beach!
    2. ' there are on this beach! What colour is ours?' 'It's dark blue!'
    3. 'Tina! Come fast! It's that we could think we are in our bath!'

    4. 'Oh! Sara! You have ! Do you have your spade and rake too?'
    5. we'll make with ! If there's a competition, we'll be the winners!
    6. there's no sand castle competition today!
    7. Let's go and swim! I'll show you I am!
    8. No we can't! Look! there are now!
    9. sand castles don't last forever...
    10. Don't worry! Look, I have taken of our castles!

                                 









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